Madeleine sings soprano (sub) for the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine. She was a soloist at the annual Scottish banquet at the University Club and performs internationally. She studies singing with Michele Kennedy and collaborates as a songwriter with Harold O’Neal.
Madeleine graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2015 (summa cum laude) minoring in music with distinction in concert performance. During this time Madeleine also maintained competitive vocal scholarships and performed nationally as part of a soprano/organ duo. She sang soprano for the St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, with whom she has toured, recorded multiple CDs and participated in masterclasses with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Paul Mealor, respectively.
Madeleine made her operatic debut as Galatea in the 2013 production of Acis and Galatea for ‘Byre Opera’ (formerly ‘St Andrews Opera’), for which she was acclaimed as “one to watch” by Friends of Scottish Opera and commended by Opera Scotland. She was nominated for best female voice and at the Gilbert and Sullivan UniFest awards in Harrogate (2014) for her lead role in The Sorcerer, where the adjudicators also commended her comedic talent. Madeleine has performed lead roles at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including extracts from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Bizet’s Carmen. She has completed two short courses at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she also attended the Junior Drama School.